Category: Florida Highway Patrol

Witness Needed In Fatal Accident

38-Year-Old Wauchula Man Died Following Foggy Crash By JOAN SEAMANof The Herald-Advocate A potential witness to a fatal crash on Saturday morning is asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP report of Tpr. Jesse DeBoom, the incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 17 and REA Road

Man in critical condition after motorcycle crash

A Pensacola man was in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle Monday on Interstatee110 south of Maxwell Street. Jeremy J. Jones, 28, was taken to Baptist Hospital after the accident at 6:30 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jones, who was wearing a helmet, was traveling southbound on I-110 in the inside lane, the

Report: Bicyclist injured in hit and run

PORT CHARLOTTE- A Punta Gorda man was bicycling east on Harbor Boulevard, attemptingto cross U.S. 41, when he was struck by a vehicle of an unknown make an model Monday evening, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A witness said Raymond Earl Hembree,53, crossed the path of a vehicle on his bike on a

Driver leaves scene of accident

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-A hit-and-run driver struck a bicyclist at U.S. 41 and Harbor Boulevard in Charlotte County late Monday. Shortly before 10 p.m., Raymond Earl Hembree, 53, reportedly crossed U.S. 41 in front of an oncoming northbound car at a traffic signal. The driver struck Hembree and continuednorth. Paramedics took Hembree to Lee Memorial Hospital, where

Motorcycle crash kills man, woman

Motorcycle crash kills man, womanLAKELAND-A 38-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were killed while riding a motorcycleMonday night in Lakeland when it struck a car as it backed out of a driveway, according to theFlorida Highway Patrol.Michael Mitts and Laura Nalley of Lakeland died at the scene on North Chestnut Road, near the intersection of

Crash kills Ponte Vedra Beach man

Crash kills Ponte Vedra Beach ManFrom StaffA 43-year-old Ponte Vedra Beach man was killed Thursday morning in a crash on U.S. 1 North near Nocatee Parkway, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.A woman driving northbound on U.S. 1 in a 2007 Toyota around 7 a.m. Thursday, driftedinto the median and swerved right and hard

Motorcycle crash kills man

Police BeatMotorcycle crash kills manA Lake Butler man was killed Thursday afternoon in Columbia County when he drove hismotorcycle into a car that had stopped in front of him to make a turn, the Florida Highway Patrolreported. Dead is Marshall E. Palmer, 64, according to an FHP media release.The accident occurred about 1:50 p.m. on

Kawasaki hits curb, rider killed

ORANGE COUNTY A Gainesville motorcyclist was killed in Orange Countylate Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The 27-year-old man was riding north on State Road 436, south ofRaiders Run, when the 2008 Kawasaki hit the outside curb,then drove up onto the curb for about 30 feet. The rider lostcontrol and crashed into a concrete wall

Troopers: Witnesses chase down hit-and-rum driver

Motorists who witnessed an SUV hitting a motorcyclist on I-95 chased down the SUV and held the driver until police arrived, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. BY JOE CAVARETTASun Sentinel An SUV driver who, troopers say, tried to flee after striking a motorcyclist on Interstate 95 in SouthBroward early Sunday was chased for almost five

Traffic crashes kill 3 in bay area; hit-run driver sought

Three people were killed in separate accidents across the Tampa Bay area early this weekend.A man died from injuries after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Tampa early Saturdaywhile crossing against the traffic light on 50th Street at Broadway Avenue, police said. The SUVdriver never stopped.Aaron Keith Cordes, 57, was pushing a